Exhibition Opportunities

Calling artists and collectors!

Upcoming Exhibitions

Exhibition Details

Submitting Artwork for Review:
  • There is no fee to submit or enter.
  • Each exhibit will have a different theme, and we ask all entries to be related to that theme. Unless specified otherwise, our exhibition opportunities do not have expectations for medium, style, or techniques.
    • Oftentimes, we receive more entries than we have space.  So we will review all submissions and then contact back with how many/which pieces we wish to accept for the exhibition’s duration. 
  • Exhibition entries are open to professionals and amateurs alike. Any minors (19 years and younger) who wish to enter must provide proof of parental consent.
  • We accept artworks from all over the United States, but priority will be given to Alabama artists and artists of the Southeast. 
  • You may submit artworks that are for display only as well as artworks for sale.
Exhibition Show
  • All 2D artworks must be gallery-wrapped or framed, and 2D artworks must have galley wire installed in order to be accepted.
  • Please allow for fifteen (15) minutes during the Art Take In process. We will require you to fill out Take-In paperwork and provide you with labels to attach the wire on your artwork (unless restricted by medium).
  • We ask all accepted artworks to remain in our care during the entirety of the exhibition’s duration. However, we also understand that things happen, so you may contact us if you wish to request a special exemption.

COMMISSION
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  • The Kelly will collect a 25% donation commission for each artwork that is sold.  The Kelly handles sales tax and adds a 3% credit/debit surcharge (if applicable), so the artist is remit a true 75% of their artwork’s sale.

Exhibition Schedule

2024

Now Accepting Applications

Fantasy & fiction

July 13th - September 17th
Now Open

Application Deadline:

Acceptance Notification:

Art Delivery Date:

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Reception:

Art Pick Up:

June 8, 2024

June 15, 2024

June 29, 2024

July 13 – Sept 17, 2024

July 18, 2024 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm

September 18 & 19

 

This exhibition will feature the fantastical! We invite our artists and collectors alike to enter their magical and fictional artworks. We’re open to any number of subjects, from fairy tales, pop culture, classic and modern literature, daydreams, your imagination, or wherever you find inspiration for your interpretation of “Fiction and Fantasy”.

Guidelines:

We ask for artists to submit an application form with labeled photos for each entry for review, up to seven (7) entries. Please refer to the application for more details.

Alabama Wildlife Fine Art Competition

October 1st - November 22nd
Now Open

Application Deadline:

Acceptance Notification:

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Reception:

Winner’s Announcement:

August 15, 2024

August 30, 2024

September 20th & 21st, from 10:00am – 5:00pm

October 1, 2024

October 3rd, 5:30pm – 8:00pm

October 18, 2024

 

The Kelly, in conjunction with the Wetumpka Wildlife Arts Festival, is excited to announce year two of a juried fine art competition sponsored by The Alabama Wildlife Federation and LIV Development. The contest will be held at The Kelly Fitzpatrick Center for the Arts and will coincide with the Art Gone Wild exhibition running from October 1 to November 22, 2024.

Guidelines:

We ask for artists to submit an application form with labeled photos for each entry for review, up to two (2) entries. Art must represent at least one of a specific list of native species. Please refer to the application for more details.

Watercolor Society of Alabama

June 2nd - June 28th
OPening Soon
The Watercolor Society of Alabama will be holding their 2024 National Exhibition at The Kelly in late May to June 2024.  Please visit the Watercolor Society of Alabama for details on how to apply.
 

Past Exhibition Calls

Thresholds

February 1st - March 20th
Now Showing

Application Deadline:

Acceptance Notification:

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Reception:

January 1, 2024

January 5, 2024

January 15th & 16th

February 1, 2024 – March 20, 2024

February 1, 2024 from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

 

Theme:

We invite you to submit for our open-interpretation art exhibition based on the theme of “Thresholds,” which is defined by Merriam-Webster as, “the place or point of entering or beginning.” As we start off a new year – a type of threshold – we ask our artists to interpret what the word “Thresholds” might mean to them and explore it through their craft.

Guidelines:

We ask for artists and collectors to submit an application form with labeled photos for each entry for review, up to ten (10) entries. Photos, descriptions, and applications can be emailed to Exhibits@TheKelly.org or mailed to us at PO Box 641, Wetumpka, AL 36092. Please refer to the application for more details.

Holiday Artists Market 2023

December 1st - December 28th
Closed

Alabama Wildlife Fine Art Competition 2023

September 28 - November 17, 2023
Closed

Art Gone Wild

September 28 - November 17, 2023
Closed

Bridges and Rivers

June 29th, 2023 - September 16, 2023
Closed

Collectors and Collections

March 17, 2023 - May 19, 2023
Closed

Chromatics: A Celebration of African-American Art

January 10, 2023 - March 10, 2023
closed

Thank you for your Interest!

 

Please contact us at Exhibits@thekelly.org or (334)478-3366 if you have any questions or would like to request more details.  We hope to see you soon!